Optimum Composite Technologies, LLC. has introduced a new versatile Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tank certification with multiple port sizes. The 18-inch diameter by 37-inch long tank has two different port sizes. The Type 3 CNG tank is now certified to ANSI’s NGV2 standard for compressed natural gas vehicle fuel containers and meets the U.S. DOT’s FMVSS 304 standard.“Having two separate port sizes makes this CNG tank highly adaptable and adds extra flexibility to our costumers”, reports Chad Morgan, the Customer Relations Manager of Optimum.
The CNG tank has passed all the required bonfire tests in order to fully utilize the large 2-inch port on one side and the more common 1.125-inch port on the other side of the tank. The 2-inch port facilitates using IMPCO Technologies’ internal solenoid tank valve with integral pressure relief device. This valve is commonly used on GM and Honda conversions. The 1.125-inch port facilities using OMB’s LYRA or BETA valves, or a Sherwood valve and GFI pressure relief device.
Morgan says, “I know of no other tank on the market that offers this flexibility. This new certification strengthens our presence in the light duty sector of the CNG market.”
“The new CNG tank provides an ideal fit for the cargo space in the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic, Ford Intercept, and smaller SUVs,” Morgan added.
Deliveries for the CNG tank have already begun.
Optimum Composite Technologies, LLC. specializes in the design, fabrication, and production of Type 3 and Type 4 alternative fuel cylinders/COPVs.
(Source: Optimum Composite Technologies)